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Entry-Level Web Application Developer - Product Software

We build product. We build Product for Secure Environments. Yakabod was founded because we wanted to do more than work at a “body shop,” for just another government contractor, selling time, where the only differentiator was the logo on our paystubs.

- Scott & Scott, Founders of Yakabod - Do Stuff That Matters

People + Purpose = Great Product

The Yakabod tribe is made up of awesome designers, developers, managers, and customer advocates. Those same people are also rock stars (literally--rock stars), outdoor enthusiasts, potters, skateboarders, and foodies. In other words, we appreciate each team member as they are, and for the unique contributions they make every day, and in all aspects of their lives.

We are a values forward organization. This means that every member of the team understands and shares the following core values...Grace, Integrity, Excellence, Passion, and Consistency (for more details, go to: http://www.yakabod.com/yakabod/core-values)

Ask yourself if this sounds kind of like you:

  • I live near Frederick, MD or Columbia, MD…..my commute would not be bad.
  • I have hobbies and tend to always be tinkering with something: code, recipes (beer or wine?), Raspberry PI boards, watercolors, music, photo/videography
  • I have important people in my life that I love to spend time with…...maybe a partner, kids, best friend, or parents, etc.

Web Application Developer

Yakabod is seeking an Entry-Level Web Application Developer to join our Application Factory Team. Recent graduates and those with a few years of experience will be considered. A bit of everything will be required – from integrating and supporting critical customer applications to creating new components in our core technology. You’ll be expected to reliably ‘get things done’. You must be a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, problem solver who loves to build software that ‘works the way it ought to’.

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship and the willingness to submit to a TS/SCI Clearance and polygraph process
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related major with GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Passion for writing high quality code and building applications that focus on great user experience
  • Working knowledge of web development in at least one programming language - ideally PHP (bonus for knowing more than one)
  • Operate within the Scrum agile development methodology
  • Understanding of Relational databases
  • Knowledge of underlying web technologies: HTTP (request, response, headers,cookies), HTML, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX
  • Extremely detail-oriented, creative, dependable and trustworthy, with a positive attitude
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, as well as ability to multitask, collaborate, and work well within a team environment

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Solid ability to work with MVC design patterns in building PHP code
  • Familiarity with Linux systems (Red Hat, CentOS) and proficiency with command line Syntax
  • Knowledge of the LAMP architecture and related concepts
  • Familiarity with JQuery, React, NodeJS, or other Javascript frameworks
  • Knowledge of cacheing strategies (Redis) and message queuing technologies (RabbitMQ)
  • Experience with CVS or other source control tools

Benefits

Yakabod offers employer paid benefits such as: health, dental life, short term disability, long term disability, 401k with employer match, profit sharing, Employee Stock options, flex-time, personal time off, company paid holidays, free downtown garage parking (Frederick, MD), $1000 annual personal allowance, tuition reimbursement, adoption reimbursement, charitable contributions, and more!

YAKABOD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Founded in 2001, Yakabod is headquartered in historic Frederick MD, just outside the Capitol beltway.

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